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Women keep the land in their hearts in Paraguay

Supporting women is a priority for Development and Peace-Caritas Canada. For this year’s Share Lent campaign, we invite you to listen to the voices of women who are working to build the world of tomorrow- Women at the heart of change. You will find testimonials from the four corners of the globe inside our Mini-magazine.

Our first testimonial is from Marta and Silvia, two women from Paraguay who are members of an indigenous women’s farming association supported by Development and Peace – Caritas Canada. “I wish that there was land for everyone, that women were free and that they had the freedom to organize and defend their rights,” Silvia tells us. Women have always been at the heart of our organization! Did you know that in 1979, Development and Peace led a campaign to support the Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo, in Argentina, whose children and grandchildren disappeared under the military dictatorship?